Category: Entertainment

Dec 09 2017

Angry Video Game Nerd Episode 29: Independence Day – Episode Review

Whoa, the Nerd covering a Playstation Game? Man, 2007 really was a year of growth and expansion for James and the Angry Video Game Nerd. Right, getting to the point, in this episode we have Independence Day for the Sony Playstation. It’s a pretty average game – that sub-par kind of average, from the looks …

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Dec 09 2017

Bits And Bytes – Program 8: Games & Simulations

Wow, we haven’t taken a look at Bits and Bytes since July! Time to get back to it. Bits and Bytes episode 8 deals with Simulation software and games which have an educational lean to them. While being an episode dealing with games, it does touch into some elements of gaming back in the early …

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Dec 07 2017

The Computer Chronicles – Mainframes to Minis to Micros (1983)

Let’s take a trip back. All the way back, in this case, to the original episode of “The Computer Chronicles” back in 1983. The idea behind the computer chronicles was to cover the then-new field of personal computers. Just what could you do with these little machines, and what was their future? These machines, some …

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Dec 07 2017

Vine To Make A Return? Dear God, No!

My buddy Prince Watercress linked me to an engadget article yesterday discussing how Vine founder Dom Hofmann seems to have teased a “Vine 2.0” if you will – he tweeted just an image in the classic Vine colors that showed “V2.” and.. that’s it. v2 pic.twitter.com/JkzE1CULSV — dom hofmann (@dhof) December 6, 2017 This comes, of …

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Dec 04 2017

Destiny 2 “Curse of Osiris” Expansion Launch Trailer

Tomorrow marks the launch of the first expansion to Destiny 2 entitled “Curse of Osiris.” Just like Destiny 1, this game is going to give us 2 small expansions to freshen up content over the next few months, and then it’s safe to say next fall, about a year after the launch of the base …

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Dec 02 2017

When Something Is Called “The Future,” It Never Really Is…

Following behind my previous article about hype culture, I wanted to discuss another trend in how upcoming things are discussed. This is something that goes in well with hype culture but deserves its own little bit of discussion: that is, when someone says something is “the future.” You will hear this one all the time …

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Dec 02 2017

I Can’t Stand Hype Culture

Something that I’ve been wanting to discuss for quite some time is the phenomena of hype being built up around seemingly anything and everything new.  Whenever you have something new coming up, you hear about it nonstop, and often times, in retrospect, you have to ask: why did anyone care in the first place? It …

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Dec 01 2017

Looks Like It’s Over For Vidme

With YouTube being in the state it is currently (something I’m long overdue for addressing) many video creators online have been looking for an alternative, and for the past few months it looked like a certain little website known as Vidme would be a good alternative – it looked to work about as well as …

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Nov 28 2017

December 2017 Xbox Live Games With Gold

Coming up on December already huh? Well, at least we know what the final Games with Gold titles for this year will be. That’s something, right? No? Well we’re looking at them anyway because, it’s just what I do around here. On the Xbox One we have Warhammer: Endtimes – Vermintide and Back to the …

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Nov 22 2017

Oddity Archive Covers The Max Headroom Incident

One of the many more unique YouTube channels I follow is Oddity Archive – a channel devoted heavily to the more eccentric side of television, film, and home media of all types. Incidencally, the channels first subject was, of all things, the Max Headroom Incident. Now, Ben, the man behind Oddity Archive, kind of hates …

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